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Russia urges US to respect rights of WikiLeaks suspect


March 9th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 9 (IANS) Russia wants the US to respect the human rights of a soldier accused of leaking American classified information through whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, a Russian foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Russia condemns US crackdown on Occupy movement


December 14th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has accused the US of using "unjustified cruelty" against Occupy Wall Street protesters.The Russian foreign ministry's human rights envoy, Konstantin Dolgov, said most of ... Read more...

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Protesters in Germany demand release of Ai Weiwei


April 18th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by BNO News
BERLIN (BNO NEWS) -- Around 150 demonstrators on Sunday demanded the release of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei in front of the Chinese embassy in Berlin.The German DPA news agency reported ... Read more...

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Ukraine lawmakers to discuss child sex abuse at Artek


October 20th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Oct 20 (RIA Novosti) Ukraine's parliament will discuss Tuesday the allegations about involvement of its three unnamed members and others in child sex abuse at a well-known holiday camp, a report ... Read more...

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Myanmar junta announces amnesty for 6,000 prisoners


February 20th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 20 (DPA) Myanmar'a junta announced an amnesty Friday for more than 6,000 prisoners, although it remained unclear how many political prisoners were included, Naypyitaw radio reported. "For the humanitarian reasons, for ... Read more...

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Israel’s expulsion of human rights envoy is dangerous: UN


December 16th, 2008 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 16 (DPA) Israel's decision to expel a US expert on human rights was a "dangerous" move that contravened mandates given to rights advocates working for the UN, president of ... Read more...

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New UN human rights envoy visits Myanmar


August 3rd, 2008 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Yangon, Aug 3 (Xinhua) The new UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana arrived here Sunday to begin his first mission to look into the rights situation in ... Read more...

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Pak elections have already been rigged, says UN Human Rights envoy


December 14th, 2007 - 9:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Special representative of UN Human Rights, Hina Jilani, has urged the US not to allow its observers to monitor the January 8 elections in Pakistan since the polls ... Read more...

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